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Agricultural fertilisers contribute substantially to microplastic concentrations in UK soils

Samples from Rothamsted’s long-term experiments provide valuable evidence

29 Jan 2024

Rothamsted spin-out SugaROx raises finance for T6P technology

Crop biostimulant company completes financing to develop products for global markets

22 Jan 2024

Sustainable Agriculture for Africa (SAFA) partners meet in Marrakesh

Workshop showcases 4 years of collaboration

19 Jan 2024

Why do we make changes to the long-term experiments at Rothamsted?

New paper summarises how the 180-year-old studies have been adapted over the years to make sure they stay relevant

17 Jan 2024

Rothamsted part of consortium awarded £6.5m to establish a Land Use for Net Zero Hub.

34 organisations will together provide UK administrations with evidence to drive land transformation to Net Zero by 2050

16 Jan 2024

New biotracer sheds light on land-use response to extreme wet weather

Forensic science approach reveals lack of resistance to soil erosion during periods of heavy rain

15 Jan 2024

Rothamsted submission to Food Standards Agency consultation on precision bred organisms

The consultation seeks to collect views from stakeholders on proposals for regulation and associated impact in England.

9 Jan 2024

Rothamsted wins grant to explore collective insurance options for farmers trying new climate-smart practices

Study will be one of 16 agri-food projects benefitting from £220,000 of grants to support reaching net zero

19 Dec 2023

Gluten sensitivity influenced by negative expectations

Expectation that gluten causes gastrointestinal complaints plays a crucial role in whether or not people experience symptoms

13 Dec 2023

Potential of soils to sequester carbon being “seriously overestimated”

A reality check is needed to avoid costly policy mistakes say scientists

5 Dec 2023

Rothamsted wins major award for powerful new computing infrastructure

£4m investment from BBSRC will underpin transition to AI driven data analytics

5 Dec 2023

BBSRC injects £12m into pioneering research to uncover the rules of life

Three Rothamsted scientists awarded funding

9 Nov 2023

Crop microbiome bank opens for business

Construction of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank is now complete after three years of painstaking research

31 Oct 2023

Rothamsted scientists receive Heroes Award from US Foundation

US based Foundation for Innovation in Healthy Food conferred its first Heroes Award on two Rothamsted Scientists

30 Oct 2023

Professor Phil Brookes, 1951-2023

Soil biologist whose globally influential research explored the survival and activity of soil micro-organisms and their interactions with organic matter.

19 Oct 2023

Extra-chromosomal DNA loops provide clue to herbicide resistance in black-grass

Tiny circlets of genetic matter may give the weed an evolutionary advantage

11 Oct 2023

Study sheds light on how plant roots branch

Sugar signalling mechanism for root development may have potential to boost crop yields

26 Sep 2023

Rothamsted to partner in global “green ammonia” initiative

Rothamsted to partner in global “green ammonia” initiative

19 Sep 2023